Even during this recent economic boom in the State of Minnesota, unemployment in some neighborhoods was higher than 20% . Some are projecting the economic recession we are now facing will exceed the 25% black unemployment rates witnessed in 2011 as a result of the Great Recession. The economy prior to COVID-19 didn’t work for everyone in our region. We need to build an economy where everyone benefits from future growth. Businesses need to keep equity and inclusion front of mind.